Crime Museums & Heritage Sites
A list of Crime Museums and Heritage Sites in Ireland, Britain and Australia
From the website: The precinct includes Melbourne's oldest prison, the historic Magistrate's Court and former Police City Watch House and has been the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840's. Bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within its walls.
Fremantle Prison, Western Australia
The Old Gaol Museum and Police Stables are part of a historic complex of buildings associated with law and order in the Toodyay district. The 'Old Gaol' was in fact the third building which functioned as a gaol in old Toodyay and Newcastle.
General Museum in old gaol building. Special exhibits include the Flora Thomspon collection and the Buckinghamshire Military Trust.
A general museum in the Bishop's Gaol. From the website: Ely Museum, a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop's Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens and it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century.
From the website: Built in 1779 Bodmin Gaol was a milestone in prison design. It was light & airy and therefore healthy; it had different isolated areas for felons, misdemeanants and debtors. Males & females were totally segregated.
From the website: Littledean Jail in the Forest of Dean is a unique visitor attraction and home to the crime through time collection and the quadropehnia collection. Littledean Jail, Crime Through Time Collection, Criminals and Gangsters, World War 2 Heroes and Nazis, Freaks of Natures, Supernatural Ghosts, Executions, Motorbike Modders, Quadrophenia Collection
The Clink Prison Museum is built upon the original site of the Clink Prison which dates back to 1144 making it probably the oldest prison of England.
From the website: Step into the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Descend into the dungeon, peer into the gloom and imagine confinement in the dark awaiting trial in the nearby Moothall. Meet the gaoler to learn about the treatment of criminals then put yourself in the prisoners' shoes and try the stocks for size - if you dare!
From the website: Based at Nottingham's old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore our museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours.
Armagh Gaol dates back to the 1780's and closed its doors as a working prison in 1986. The Gaol is earmarked for a major redevelopment including the construction of a hotel and accommodation. This is the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Gaol in its original state before work commences.
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.
Beaumaris Courthouse is one of Anglesey's most fascinating buildings and one of the oldest courthouses in Britain.
This building is full of sad memories and secrets providing a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner during the 1800s.